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The Meetings Industry Association welcomes increased support measures

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By The Meetings Industry Association (mia) The mia has welcomed the increased government support measures announced yesterday by the chancellor of the exchequer. The chief executive of the mia, Jane Longhurst, said: “Yesterday’s announcement from Rishi Sunak will be welcome news for many venues and organisations within the business meetings and events supply chain, who will have rightly felt heavily neglected up until this point.” Job Support Scheme “When the Job Support Scheme was originally announced last month, […]

The Mindful Assistant launches the Academy

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The Mindful Assistant – aka Aimee Browne, and star of the latest PA Life profile feature – has launched the Academy, an eight-week programme to help PAs and EAs to grow, both professional and personally, and build their own businesses. The Academy will cover: Master your mindset Nail your niche Craft your offer Build your […]

UK businesses were quick to adapt to threat of COVID-19

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With countries across the world now in lockdown due to the spread and risk of COVID-19, new research commissioned by Aetna International, conducted between March 4th-27th, shows a majority of businesses in the UK had prepared and reacted to the growing threat pre-lockdown.  According to the research, by March 11th when the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

Business in Lockdown: Dealing with uncertainty

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Lockdown poses many problems for small businesses – uncertainty, closures, restrictions and strained cashflow mean making informed decisions are near impossible. How we deal with uncertainty now is critical to future success. “All the people in business I know just want to crack on, but when will it end? Mid May? Schools going back in […]

Could a playlist help your business succeed?

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Thousands of people are working from home in the current climate. During this bizarre time of isolation, it’s important to stay productive when working in an environment that can be full of distractions. So, how do you make sure you’re maximising productivity when working in a different environment? Transmit Startups have investigated the power of […]

‘Good first half of 2019’ for UK meetings business

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It’s been a good first half of the year for the UK meetings industry, with bookings for the rest of the year indicating that this buoyancy will continue until at least the end of 2019. That’s the view of Angie Mason, Chair of the HBAA, which sees plenty of good news for the industry in […]

SME exec teams ‘too slow to keep up with workforce technology needs’

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Nearly a third (31%) of SME decision makers say their leadership team is not moving fast enough to keep up with employees’ changing technology requirements. That’s according to the new 2019 Digital Business Report from Advanced, which calls into question whether employees are given the right tools to improve their productivity. 39% would consider leaving their job if […]

5 minutes with… Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA

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After launching her own virtual assistant business a few years ago, Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA, has never looked back since. Here she explains why she needed to make the jump and stop thinking ‘what if, and why she just can’t live without her phone. How did you launch your business? I started […]

Opinion: Divorce your partner, not your business

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Starting a business with your marital partner may seem like a great idea to some but what happens to your company if you end up in divorce? Karen Holden, founder of A City Law Firm explains who ends up with what. When setting up a business with your significant other, a divorce is one thing […]

European buyers set to increase travel budgets in 2019

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One-third of buyers will have bigger corporate travel budgets in 2019, according to research by the Business Travel Show. Bigger travel budgets for 30 per cent of European buyers are expected this year according to research by the Business Travel Show. The poll of 134 European buyers also showed a slight increase in the number […]